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Kalutara Holidays, Sri Lanka

Kalutara Holidays

Kalutara has become one of the most popular holiday resorts in Sri Lanka, located on the mouth of the Kalu River and only a short distance from the airport, Kalutara enjoys a great selection of sandy beaches for you to relax on during your Kalutara Holiday.

Explore Sri Lankan culture on your Kalutara Holiday

If you want to spend your holiday to Kalutara exploring the culture of Sri Lanka then you only need to step away from the beach to be surrounded by unique scenery including the only hollow Buddha shrine in the world, as well as old colonial buildings including even an old plantation mansion. During your Kalutara Holiday you?ll be able to see the production of Kalutara?s famous exports including its production of coir rugs, basketwear and reed mats.

All-Inclusive Holidays to Kalutara

Mercury Holidays can help plan your dream Kalutara holiday by offering great value deals to suit all types of holidaymakers. Our extensive range of All Inclusive holidays, offer a wide choice to suit all budgets. You?ll be amazed at the breadth of choice available with our great deals on Sri Lanka flights as well as fantastic offers including free week offers and no single supplement holidays in Kalutara have never been better value.

Afraid of missing all the culture of Sri Lanka then why not also try one of our great value tours and excursions during you holiday to Kalutara?

Weather and Climate

Sri Lanka has a typically tropical climate, temperature and humidity (approx 70%) remain high all year round, although on the coast a light coastal breeze makes this heat comfortable. Inland, the heat is significantly reduced due to the higher altitude. Rainfall is highest in May, and in Oct/Nov. The south-western coast has higher rainfall than the rest of the country, although many people find this a refreshing break, generally this occurs in the afternoon and is accompanied by thunder. The highest rainfall occurs in May (371mm) and the lowest is Feb (69mm). There is an average of 6-8 hours of sunshine per day, all year round.

Sri Lanka Temperatures

Why holiday in Kalutara?

Kalutara has many highlights, including:

  • Just 30 km south of Colombo
  • Markets selling local handicrafts

Kalutara Fact File

  • Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Average Flying time: 10-14 hours
  • Minimum temperature: 29°C
  • Maximum temperature: 31°C
  • Spoken Language(s): Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • Visa (UK Passport Holders): Sri Lanka has introduced a compulsory visa for all visitors which can be issued before travel or on arrival. We would strongly recommend that these are purchased prior to travel either by calling "The Travel Visa Company" on 01270 250590 and quoting Mercury Holidays, who will be happy to arrange this for you at the cost of a visa plus a small admin fee or by going onto directly. (Children under the age of 12 will also require a visa and this can be done at the time of parents/guardians visa application)

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